2020 September Admissions Info

This area is specifically designed for our 2020 applicants. It has been created to keep students and parents/guardians informed during the current situation.

Hopefully the information below will prove useful to you. If you do have any further questions however, please do contact our Admissions Team on admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk or 01424 214545 ext. 1166.

Click on a Section below for more information

Introductory Activities for Year 11s

The College has put together some introductory activities for you to do between now and half term which will help you prepare for your post 16 studies.

The activities provided are generic and many are not specific to any particular course post 16. The aims of these activities is to offer a range of useful work for prospective students to develop skills which will be useful for your post 16 study whatever course you wish to follow at this time.  Students are encouraged to look at activities related to the course areas they are interested in studying when they come to College but also to look at other subjects as an opportunity to develop their knowledge. In fact, some students do change their mind about the courses they want to study over the Summer period so this gives you a good opportunity to look at a wide range of subjects to help with this decision. These activities are not aimed at being a formal induction to any course and will not need to be submitted.

The activities can be found here  https://foldr.bexhillcollege.ac.uk/public/5LOO5
They are divided into different subject areas so have a browse in all folders to see what might interest you.

Alongside these activities, we would recommend students

  • Work on really knowing and understanding the content of their GCSEs – particularly in the subjects you think you want to do post 16 as this content forms the basis of the next stage of learning
  • Proactively look at the content of your post 16 chosen subjects by researching specifications and finding out more about this content by using a wide range of online providers such as Futurelearn, Coursera, Khan Academy, itunes U, Bitesize etc. many of these provide free content which will help you to explore your chosen courses

After half term, the College will be providing more subject specific activities which will be a formal part of the induction to the courses you will study post 16. Further details of these will be provided in due course via this section of the website.

We will provide updated information on all aspects of progression on our website. We look forward to welcoming the you to Bexhill College later this year.

New Student Interview Process

We wanted to reassure you that your place for September 2020 Bexhill College is secure. Bexhill College admissions process has not changed but we have altered the way we interview students – this has recently changed to being phone rather than face to face (see below for more information on how we are interviewing students).

The majority of applicants should now have had either a face to face interview or a telephone interview. We have a few interviews left so if you have not heard from us and think you should, please contact Admissions. All interviewed students should have received their offer of a place at the College for September by letter or electronically. This place will be honoured, and we will use the GCSE grades you are awarded this year to ensure you are on the right course when we complete your enrolment process in the Summer.

The date for GCSE results has been confirmed as 20th August 2020. The College will contact students over the next few weeks regarding the enrolment process. This will still take place in August, but the published dates may change depending on if social distancing measures are still in place and Government guidance.

We always discuss a student’s course choices again at this point because things do change from when they applied to us and that’s fine – we try to be flexible – but the one thing that remains constant is that they have a place at the College. However, if prospective parents or students have any concerns or questions, please contact admissions on the email below.

For students that still wish to apply, they should complete the application on Careers East Sussex as normal and the College will contact them for a telephone interview.

Staff are working remotely to answer any admissions queries and respond to new applications. Please e-mail admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk or telephone 01424 214545.

New Parents/Carers Evening

Please note that as we will be unable to run our usual on-site New Parents/Carers Evening due to Covid-19. The information usually provided at this event will be made available in a different format and information about that will be communicated soon.

The College produces a Handbook for Parents and Guardians which will be available soon. Details will be published shortly as to how to access this shortly.

Please continue to check the website and our social media pages for updates.

Transition Days

The transition events will now be happening in June. Rather than a single transition day, we will be running a virtual transition event from Monday 29th June 2020. You will be sent details of how to access this after half term.

Please ensure that we have your up-to-date contact details so you are able to receive this information. If you have any changes to your details since application, please contact Admissions to let them know – admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk / 01424 214545 ext. 1166.

Please continue to check the website and our social media pages for updates.

Enrolment

We wanted to reassure you that your place for September 2020 Bexhill College is secure but the way we enrol students may change.

The date for GCSE results has been confirmed as 20th August 2020. The College will contact students over the next few weeks regarding the enrolment process. This will still take place in August, but the published dates may change depending on if social distancing measures are still in place and any Government guidance which is in place at that point.

At enrolment, we always discuss a student’s course choices again because things do change from when students applied to us and that’s fine – we try to be flexible – but the one thing that remains constant is that you have a place at the College. College will start in September, but the way we operate may need to be different if we are still required to reduce person-to-person contact. However, this is a good few months away and we will be able to tell you more about that nearer the time.

If prospective parents or students have any concerns or questions about the enrolment process, please contact admissions on the email admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk or telephone 01424 214545.

Please also continue to check our social media pages for updates.

College Videos & 360 Tour

College Videos

Throughout the year, we produce lots of videos which share content about what it is like to be a Bexhill College student, what the courses are like, what the facilities are like and much more.

Hopefully this content will prove useful to you as you firm up your subject choices and prepare to join us this September.

Please find some video links to our YouTube channel below. We will continue to add to these in the coming weeks so please keep checking our website.

  • Bexhill College overview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnhWDglcdb8
  • Year in the Life 2018/19 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE3JNqz3dw4
  • Year 11 Assembly video (shown at local schools last autumn) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UdTY9Qob_U
  • Courses at Bexhill College – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGCCGqg1Dgc
  • Facilities at Bexhill College – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvevvaa0Nzo (Students’ opinions) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GErl7Z6sP0 (Facilities themselves)
  • Settling in to Bexhill College – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKPxjRiw-p0&list=PLhXTqecVPBX0DsGJnxcxjq-dk46oswK0V&index=8&t=0s
  • We understand that you’ve not been at school for a while now and won’t have seen some of you friends for some time, but don’t worry, settling in at College will be well supported as we are experienced at that. Our International students travel long distance to a place where the people and environment is completely new. See how they felt about settling in by watching the above link.


    360 Tour

    We also have a 360 tour of our College for you to have a look at and familiarise yourself with before you start –
    https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=Mum12p3mbrJ

    Student Accommodation

    We have student accommodation located near to the College which is used annually by international students. This accommodation is also available for our home students, if required.

    For more information about our student houses, please visit our website – https://www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk/international/accommodation.shtml

    If you’d like to speak to someone about our accommodation, please contact Admissions – admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk / 01424 214545 ext. 1166.

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